Anila Khawaja, the party’s foreign media head, termed the speech as ‘incredible’ and called for the nation to join hands in achieving Imran’s vision. Incredible speech … so proud and so real… now let’s all unite and become part of his team to achieve these goals! Candidates were targeted… #PMIKAddress pic.twitter.com/O2QX7AYqMQ — Bilal Farooqi (@bilalfqi) August 19, 2018Another senior journalist echoed Farooqi’s opinion by asking why terrorism and extremism had been excluded from the address. #PMIKAddresshttps://t.co/8jxIWeLVFN — Sidra Iqbal (@SidraIqbal) August 19, 2018Television personality Nadia Jamil said that Imran’s words were ‘compassionate and honest’. — Nadia Jamil (@NJLahori) August 19, 2018Political commentator Mosharraf Zaidi lauded the newly-elected prime minister’s underscoring the need to focus on youth development.
August 19, 2018 19:47 UTC
Gifts and sweets were presented to Afghan security officials deputed at the Torkham borderISLAMABAD:Pakistan on Sunday welcomed the Afghan government’s declaration of a ceasefire during Eidul Azha, hoping the truce would be extended beyond religious festivities. “Pakistan fully supports all such efforts that contribute towards achieving durable stability and lasting peace in Afghanistan. Coinciding with Independence Day of Afghanistan, the announcement has an even greater significance,” said an official handout issued by the Foreign Office. It added Pakistan considers Eidul Azha as an appropriate occasion for all parties to make a commitment towards ceasefire along the lines of a much-appreciated ceasefire in Afghanistan during Eidul Fitr. Pakistan also backed the historic ceasefire during Eidul Fitr during which the Taliban were pictured with citizens and Afghan soliders while sharing Eid greetings.
August 19, 2018 16:30 UTC
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has welcomed the Afghan government’s declaration of a ceasefire during the upcoming religious festival of Eid -ul-Azha. Pakistan fully supports all such efforts that contribute to achieving durable stability and lasting peace in Afghanistan. Coinciding with the Independence Day of Afghanistan, the announcement has an even greater significance. “Pakistan considers Eid-ul-Azha as an appropriate occasion for all parties to make a commitment to a ceasefire along the lines of a much-appreciated ceasefire in Afghanistan during Eid-ul-Fitr,” said a statement of the FO here Sunday. Such steps we expect will create an environment of enduring peace and stability.
August 19, 2018 16:18 UTC
Minor boy ‘sexually assaulted’ in Rahim Yar KhanThe family paid the man, who told told them that their daughter would reach home in two hours. Next morning, when the girl’s father went to Javed’s house, he found his daughter unconscious. Her family later informed the police that she was kept in Javed’s house for two days, where Javed and Imran took turns to rape her. Rawat police had registered a rape case against the two suspects but did not arrest them until the girl died on Sunday morning and the case attracted media attention. The girl’s family told The Express Tribune that she was unwell ever since the incident.
August 19, 2018 15:56 UTC
Orders crackdown against street criminalsKARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Sunday said we are proponents of fighting corruption but would not accept political victimisation in the name of accountability. The IGP told the chief minister that a targeted operation was in progress which is expected to produce good results. The chief minister said that the targeted operation must be made more strict and focused. IGP briefing the chief minister on law & order said that there are six Police Ranges in the Sindh with a strength of 123,983 policemen. The chief minister directed IGP to ensure proper maintenance of law and order during Eid days.
August 19, 2018 15:45 UTC
MURREE: At least four persons were killed in a firing incident on Sunday over a land dispute in Murree, media reports said. A 20 years old boy and his 10 years old sister were shot dead, officials confirmed. According to officials, the incident took place at Ratti Gali area of Murree where a miscreant identified as Fazalur Rehman with other gunmen opened fire which resulted in the killing of siblings Osama and Malka. Shots were fired by two rival groups and the matter continued until the police and other law enforcement officials arrived at the site. The miscreants fled the scene while the police said they have launched a search operation.
August 19, 2018 15:33 UTC
ISLAMABAD: A polish tourist, Eva Zu Beck, has said that vast opportunities are available for promoting tourism in Pakistan. Pakistan is among the beautiful places where tourism can be promoted in a befitting manner, she stated while talking to a private news channel. Inviting the world tourists here, she said that they should visit this country and see the beautiful resorts besides exploring Pakistan. “I met the local people and got knowledge about culture,” Eva said while replying to a question. “Every tourist of the world should come to Pakistan to see the most beautiful places,” she suggested.
August 19, 2018 15:11 UTC
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address to the nation is going to be an ‘informal’ one. In a Twitter statement on Sunday, the spokesperson said that Prime Minister Khan’s address will not be traditional or formal, instead, it will be quite informal and extempore. Imran is due to make his first address to the nation at 8pm since winning the parliamentary elections on July 25. The address will be broadcast live by Pakistan Television and electronic media. The prime minister is expected to outline his priorities during the first 100 days of his administration.
August 19, 2018 14:48 UTC
PML-N leader was en route to Punjab Assembly session in Lahore; pays Rs750 finePakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique was booked on Sunday for over-speeding on the motorway, according to Express News. The former federal minister for railways was stopped by the Motorway Police at the Rawal Toll Plaza near Lahore. The PML-N leader was driving at a speed of 145km/h while the prescribed speed limit is 120km/h on motorway. ‘Speeding’ Abbasi fined in cash and selfiesThe erstwhile premier’s vehicle was stopped by Motorway Police near Lahore’s Ravi Toll Plaza and fined Rs750 for speeding. After being issued a speeding ticket, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader obliged a request by the police officials for a picture.
August 19, 2018 14:48 UTC
ISLAMABAD: The Chinese government has awarded 140 scholarships to Pakistani students providing them with an opportunity to obtain higher education, from undergraduate to postgraduate studies, from top Chinese universities. In a ceremony held in Islamabad at the Chinese Embassy, the admission letters for availing the scholarships were handed over to the students. The students were given scholarships on the recommendations of the Ministry of Inter-provincial Coordination (IPC) and Higher Education Commission (HEC). The Chinese government scholarship programme is a government to government undertaking aimed at benefiting all the regions and the students of Pakistan. He said total scholarships offered to Pakistani students this year had reached to 7,000.
August 19, 2018 14:37 UTC
The 33-year-old Ronaldo, who joined the Turin giants from Real Madrid last month in a deal worth €100 million, clenched his fists with delight despite missing a series of chances after his team’s hard fought first three points. The champions were made to work after Germany international Sami Khedira opened the scoring after just three minutes at the Bentegodi Stadium for the seven-time defending champions. Barcelona launch title defence with winBut Chievo’s Mattia Bani turned into his own net after 75 minutes following pressure from returning Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci to pull the champions level. “I was struck by how at ease he was in the team, he was very happy with the win at the end, he had a good match. Ancelotti, meanwhile, has returned to his native Italy after a successful trophy-laden nine years at clubs including Chelsea and Real Madrid.
August 19, 2018 14:15 UTC
Messi scores twice, Coutinho adds one as Catalans beat Alaves 3-0 in La LigaMADRID: Two goals from Lionel Messi either side of a Philippe Coutinho strike allowed Barcelona to start their defence of the Spanish title with a 3-0 win over Alaves at the Camp Nou on Saturday night. Nigeria face football banCoutinho, who had come off the bench, lashed in the second goal before Messi added gloss to the scoreline in stoppage time, with the clock having ticked past midnight in Catalonia. This time, 22 yards out, he surprised the jumping Alaves defenders by going underneath and giving Fernando Pacheco in goal no chance. Coutinho started the match on the bench alongside summer signings Arthur, Malcom, Clement Lenglet and Arturo Vidal. However, he was sent on at the start of the second half and his goal seven minutes from the end effectively killed the game.
August 19, 2018 13:52 UTC
Klopp’s side underlined their credentials as serious contenders for the Premier League crown with an eye-catching 4-0 demolition of West Ham last weekend. It was the perfect way for Liverpool to kick off their bid to dethrone champions Manchester City following Klopp’s £160 million close-season spending spree. And Reds boss Klopp believes an unheralded but potentially dangerous opponent lies in wait at Selhurst Park. Palace have a habit of unsettling supposed superior teams who visit south London and the muscular presence of Belgian striker Benteke is part of that threat. “Everybody who thinks about writing Benteke off makes a big mistake, because his obvious skills are always there,” Klopp said.
August 19, 2018 13:41 UTC
SARGODHA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) launched a probe against former acting registrar of the University of Sargodha (UoS), Mudassar Kamran, over alleged corrupt practices charges. He has been accused of granting affiliations to private colleges illegally and establishing sub-campuses of the university in public-private partnership in violation of the rules. Mudassar Kamran had been acting as the registrar for the last three years. Recently, the university syndicate formed a three-member committee to probe allegations against Mudassar Kamran under the provision of PEEDA 2006, for his alleged involvement in corruption and violation of rules. A university focal person for NAB, Ejaz Asghar Bhatti, said that the UoS administration was fully cooperating with the anti-corruption watchdog and it had handed over all proofs and evidence relevant to the case against Mudassar Kamran and other officials involved in the scam.
August 19, 2018 13:30 UTC
Rizwan’s side hope to start campaign with victory in first of five Pool B matchesKARACHI: As Pakistan hockey team begins their journey at the 18th edition of the Asian Games, captain Rizwan Senior is confident about winning their opening game against Thailand at GBK Hockey field in Jakatra on Monday. The team, who was able to secure the silver medal at the 2014 Asian Games, is all set to take on the five nations in their pool B. “We have been practicing in Pakistan since last three months and worked on our formation and also the execution. Pakistan start Asian Games hockey campaign on winning noteThe experienced player Umer Bhutta told The Express Tribune that Hockey has become so fast that if you miss a shot and the opponent team gets the ball, they’ll quickly attack. Meanwhile, Pool A comprises of fifth ranked India, 14th ranked South Korea, 16th ranked Japan, 38th ranked Sri Lanka, 45th ranked Hong Kong and host debutant Indonesia.
August 19, 2018 13:30 UTC